Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tif from Tif Talks Books

Please welcome the final co-creator of Book Bloggers International, Tif of Tif Talks Books!

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What is the name of your book blog?


How long have you been blogging?
My first post went live in May 2007 and I have been writing ever since.


What genres do you write about most, and why?
I read just about anything and everything!  I tend to lean towards fairy tales, paranormal, and literary fiction, and the graphic novel format is quickly become a common theme!


What's your earliest memory of reading?
Reading in bed with a flashlight under the covers!  I had a tendency to revisit favorites, often including The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner or Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.


What book have you re-read the most?
I think it is a tie between the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.


Where's your favorite place to read?
I prefer to read in my oversized chair, but I am truly happy anywhere that I am reading.


Do you have any reading accessories you can't do without?
.My favorite Harry Potter bookmark!  I can’t even remember how long I’ve had it!


Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are... currently packed away into many, many boxes as we prepare for multiple moves in the next couple of years.


My TBR pile is... growing on a daily basis!!  So many books, so little time!!


One book you like that no one else seems to?
Wicked:  The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West -- I know that everyone loves the musical (I do too!), but I rarely meet anyone who loves this book as much as I do!  


How about a book that you dislike and everyone else seems to love?
Anna Karenina


If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?
Hogwarts, of course!


How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?
My favorite hobby is going on adventures with my husband and kids.  I also love photography and writing.


What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?
Hands down, the Lord of the Rings trilogy!


Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
I review a little something for the entire family!  Being a mom to two and an eclectic reader in general, reviews and conversation expand beyond the usual genre lines.


What are 3 of your must-read blogs?
I regularly read a number of blogs, so this one is hard to narrow down!  Besides the blogs of Becca and Tasha, I also recommend We Be Reading, It’s All About Books, and There’s a Book.


What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)
The quiz can’t even decide which I am.  This is the response that I got . . . “Your responses showed you fitting equally into all four reading personalities:  Involved Reader, Exacting Reader, Serial Reader, Eclectic Reader.”  What does this say about me REALLY?!?


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Thanks for stopping by again today!  Feel free to share any comments or questions below!

14 comments :

  1. I also was a Wicked book fan....before there even *was* a musical!

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    1. opinionsofawolf ... Yeah!!! Me too!!!

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  2. I loved wicked! I couldn't get into the other books in the series but Wicked was perfect!

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    1. FICTION STATE OF MIND ... I've been so worried about the sequels, so have yet to read them because I loved Wicked sooooo much!! I think I may be teaming up with another blogger this Fall though to do a read-along. I've avoided it long enough!

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  3. I totally did the read with a flashlight under the covers thing when I was a kid, too! :)

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  4. Oh, those good old Boxcar Children! I really need to revisit some of those, it's something I rarely do, but should!

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    1. Shannon @ River City Reading ... I think I'm going to revisit it this fall with a read-aloud with my kids! I'm excited for it!!

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  5. Oh! The Boxcar Children :) I haven't thought about those books in forever. I loved those with all my heart when I was a kid.

    Ha, love your quiz results. I guess you aren't easily categorized!

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    1. Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader ... Yeah for another Boxcar Children fan!! And, I guess I'm not easily categorized in all aspects of my life, so at least I'm consistent!! :)

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  6. I was the only one in my book club who even finished reading Wicked...but even the women who most disliked the book love the musical :-). And I'm 100% with you on the Lord of the Rings movies!

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    1. Florinda Pendley Vasquez ... The book and the musical are definitely different and I love them both for very different reasons. I often hear though that people can't get through the book! :(

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  7. OMG Tif!! I am listening to Anna and it's been FOREVER because I never want to sit down and listen to it. . . it's kind of boring. Okay, that's a lie. It's totally boring. I read another book that gave away the ending, so now I keep waiting for Anna to do that thing so I know the book will end! Oh well, I only have like 3 hours left of listening to go, so I'll probably finish in like 6 months :P

    -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

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    1. Rebecca @ Love at First Book ... OMG!! I am so glad that I am not alone! Totally boring is the perfect description of this book!

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